Definitions of Neve

  1. The upper part of a glacier, above the limit or perpetual snow. See Galcier.
  2. The granular snow that feeds a glacier.

Usage examples for Neve

  1. Rymer, the collector of the Foedera, must have been sadly reduced, by the following letter, I found addressed by Peter le Neve Norroy, to the Earl of Oxford. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  2. Up, and with Sir J. Minnes to White Hall, where we and the rest attended the Duke of York, where, among other things, we had a complaint of Sir William Jennings against his lieutenant, Le Neve one that had been long the Duke's page, and for whom the Duke of York hath great kindness. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  3. 87, neve milites collegia in castris habeant. – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  4. The summer's work included observations also on the comparative movement of the glacier during the day and night, on the surface waste of the mass, its reparation, on the neve and snow of the upper regions, on the meridian holes, the sun- dials of the glaciers, as they have been called. – Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence by Louis Agassiz
  5. Neve was sentenced to ten years' prison. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  6. It is certain that the arrest of Neve was not due to calculated treachery on the part of Peukert, but rather to indiscretion. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  7. It consists of rock waste fallen on the neve and there buried by accumulations of snow, and of that engulfed in the glacier where crevasses have opened beneath a surface moraine. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
  8. In this great semicircular space, inclosed by the Jungfrau, the Monch, and the lesser peaks of this mountain group, lies the Aletsch reservoir of snow or neve – Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence by Louis Agassiz
  9. He next did the wall where the high altar is, and the chapel of St Maria della Neve in the church of S. Bartolommeo, for the chapter of the canons of the Pieve, and for the old brotherhood of S. Giovanni de' Peducci he did a number of scenes from the life of that saint, which are now whitewashed over. – The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors & Architects, Volume 1 (of 8) by Giorgio Vasari
  10. On the 4th of August, 1790, according to a small volume written by Philip Neve Esq. – Shakespeare's Bones by C. M. Ingleby
  11. Ha, Mr. Le Neve – Audrey by Mary Johnston
  12. Of course the plaza was blessed, and we are even told that Governor Neve made a speech. – The Old Franciscan Missions Of California by George Wharton James
  13. We know that the governor, Felipe de Neve chose the town sites with care, for in the whole state there are nowhere more beautiful and fertile spots than San Jose, near the southern end of San Francisco Bay, and Los Angeles, near the famous valley of the San Gabriel River. – History of California by Helen Elliott Bandini
  14. The most striking fact, one which I think I have placed beyond the reach of doubt, is the primitive stratification of the neve or fields of snow,- stratified from the higher regions across the whole course of the glacier to its lower extremity. – Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence by Louis Agassiz
  15. Governor Neve arrived from San Gabriel, inspected the new site, and expressed himself as pleased with all that had been done. – The Old Franciscan Missions Of California by George Wharton James
  16. On February 3, 1777, the new governor of Alta California, Felipe de Neve arrived at Monterey and superseded Rivera. – The Old Franciscan Missions Of California by George Wharton James
  17. It was with intense delight that Serra received a call from Governor Neve who, in February, 1782, informed him that he was prepared to proceed at once to the founding of the Missions of San Buenaventura and Santa Barbara. – The Old Franciscan Missions Of California by George Wharton James